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June 15, 2024

Sallah: Continue on path of spirituality, peaceful coexistence – Sanwo-Olu urges Nigerians

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged residents and Nigerians, particularly the Islamic faithful, to continue on the path of spirituality and peaceful coexistence and imbibe the lessons of the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim.

Sanwo-Olu gave the urge while rejoicing with Muslims in Nigeria as they celebrate Eid-el-Adha, widely regarded as the feast of sacrifice by adherents of Islam.

The governor, in a message issued on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, implored all Nigerians to keep their hopes alive and continue to work for the unity, peace and progress of the nation.

Sanwo-Olu, called on Nigerians and residents to take some lessons from Prophet Ibrahim’s examplary life by eschewing tendencies that could disturb the peace, unity and stability in the country.

He said, as a leader, he is in tune with the current situation of the country but noted that President Bola Tinubu, at the Federal Government level, “is working towards a quick and complete recovery of the nation’s economy.”

Sanwo-Olu said, “On behalf of my family and the Government of Lagos State, I wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters in Lagos State and in Nigeria a happy and peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

“Eid-al-Adha is a symbolic event in the history of mankind, given the bountiful rewards that followed the patience and perseverance of Prophet Ibrahim, who held on tenaciously to his faith in God despite being afflicted.

“The festival is a reminder to us that there will always be great rewards when we have faith and patience during trying periods, persistence in prayers, and tenacity in our beliefs.

“As we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, I want to urge all Lagosians and Nigerians in general to be hopeful of a better future.

“Let us remain steadfast, united and continue to have faith in the “Renewed Hope” agenda of the President Bola Tinubu-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.

“President Tinubu is committed to the Renewed Hope agenda, and he is doing everything within his power to ensure that Nigerians in all the nooks and crannies of the country enjoy the dividends of democracy in the days to come.

“We in Lagos State are also committed to the THEMES+ development agenda, which focuses on key sectors to make life easy and affordable to all residents of the State. We will continue to work hard, in order to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.”